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Life Technologies to Invest $18 Million in Facility Expansion and Current Good Manufacturing Practice Compliance Plan
Date:3/28/2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announces plans to invest $18 million in a multi-phase plan to expand its facility in Pleasanton, Calif., where it will implement Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) capabilities for its genetic analysis products. The project, which executes against Life's roadmap to broaden its offerings in the growing molecular diagnostics market, will break ground in the second quarter of 2013. The expanded facility will provide accessibility for customers on a global scale and enable more efficient business continuity planning.  

"As a provider of molecular companion diagnostic development and testing for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, it is paramount that we have access to trustworthy oligos products that meet GMP compliance," said Byung-in Lee, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Director, Research & Development for AltheaDx. "Reagents such as those planned in Life Technologies' new manufacturing facility are essential for meeting regulatory requirements and will help speed up our companion diagnostic development and validation process."

The Pleasanton facility currently manufactures TaqMan® assays, GeneArt® and Ion AmpliSeq™ product lines and other widely used reagents that are part of Life Technologies' genetic analysis portfolio.
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